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Karigon Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 497 students

 
 

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Posted October 2, 2013

I have had 3 of my children that have gone to Karigon and my youngest is still going there. The level of instruction, professional staff and activities have been outstanding. The teachers always try to put my child in a class with a teacher that meets their needs. That level of selection has really helped my children not only enjoy going to school but to actually learn. As a parent I have always felt welcome in the school but not compromising safety of the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2011

This is an excellent school. I am a parent of a child who has special needs. This school provides him with a wonderful team of teachers, therapists, and counselors who generally care about helping him succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2010

The professionalism and dedication of faculty and staff are remarkable!


Posted November 5, 2010

This is my sons first yr at Karigon. He was transferred from another school in the district. He absolutely loves this school. Everyone has made him feel welcomed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2010

The teachers at Karigon do a tremendous job of teaching the students. The instructional curriculum and the class activities are very well planned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2010

I think it's a wonderful school! It offers terrific academics & makes sure that no child is left behind. It also has great extras offered through the PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2010

I love Karigon School because kids come first!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2010

My daughter is in second grade,I've had nothing but great teachers for he past three years!Very friendly staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2010

my children are happy there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2010

The entire school is made up of GREAT staff and caring Teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2010

They create a great sense of community with lots of group events!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

My daughter is in 4th grade, and said this teachers here at Karigon are the best of any school she has been too. Unfortunately we have moved around alot, and she has attended many schools. I am so glad she finally feels like she is home...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

Teachers have been instrumental in my 4 children's growth. Many outstanding people, parents who care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

Karigon is a wonderful school because unlike the rest of American schools, my child is a name, not a number and gets such individualized attention from so many teachers....it's amazing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

Karigon is an excellent school. The teachers and staff are dedicated to ensuring the success of all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

Karigon has an exceptional group of educators as well as tremendous parental involvement like I have never seen. I have lived in many different areas of the country and this is the BEST!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

The teachers are great, they really care about the kids and try to make learning fun. My kids come home from school happy and excited about what they've learned. Great School Spirit!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

The teachers are helpful and my daughter feels challenged but encouraged - can't ask for more than that! Very happy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

It's a very good school with a lot of great teachers and well-disciplined students that are leaning to respect each other, themselves and the planet we live on together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

The PTA is extremely active in contributing to the children's education and participation.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students35%
Female32%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Non-migrant35%

Math

All Students40%
Female32%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant40%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students42%
Female46%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities0%
General population47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%

Math

All Students38%
Female40%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities0%
General population42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%

Science

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities91%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students42%
Female57%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%

Math

All Students32%
Female32%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 89% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
Hispanic 2 3% 23%
Black 1 2% 19%
Two or more races 1 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 6%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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970 Rt 146
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Phone: (518) 881-0530

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